Sania Mirza Tennis Academy began its journey in March 2013 with the aim of providing world class tennis training to Indian tennis players and aspirants.
Today, the academy provides professional mentoring to its students, and endeavors to meet a greater national responsibility towards the game and its players. SMTA conducts around 13-15 tournaments in an year and recently in the month of February, SMTA organized a state level tournament in Hyderabad.
The SMTA also recognizes rural and underprivileged talent, and selected players are trained at zero expense at SMTA’s World Class facility.
SMTA has completed its first phase of planned infrastructure, which includes:
- 9 Plexi paved Tennis Courts of Grand Slam standard.
- A well equipped Gymnasium for Physical Training.
- Separate Dressing Rooms for male and female players with showers and other requisit facilities.
- Club House with Lounge and Cafeteria.
Recently, Sania Mirza launched SMTA Grassroot Level Academy, a project of her mother, for kids aged between three and eight. It is second such project after Sania Mirza Tennis Academy (SMTA) in 2013.
Academy has been started just for those kids from the age of two-and-half to about seven or eight year-olds to give them a stepping stone because it will be difficult for kids to go outside the city to a full-fledged academy.
The whole concept is to get as many kids as possible to the academy and to make it easy and attractive, kids are going to play with colourful softballs in this academy.